JoAnne Carner is an American former professional golfer. She is also famous for playing in LPGA Tour like Paige Spiranac, Michelle Wie, Annika Sörenstam, Juli Inkster, Lexi Thompson, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias. She has won 49 championships including 43 LPGA Tour titles.
The 80-year-old JoAnne Carner was married to Don Carner. She is also popular for being the first ever person to win three different USAG championship events. Here are some things you should know about the American professional golfer JoAnne Carner.
The talented JoAnne Carner has won 49 championships including 43 LPGA Tour titles. She made her first LPGA tour win on 19th Jan of 1969 by winning Burdine’s Invitational. After that, on 27th June of 1971, she won her first major title the U.S. Women’s Open defeating Kathy Haynie in final.
JoAnne Carner has won 49 championships including 43 LPGA Tour titles. Picture source: LPGA
Besides this, she has won several tournaments. On the long list, some of the notable titles are U.S. Women’s Open in 1976, Sunstar Classic in 1980, Chevrolet World Championship of Women’s Golf in 1982 and many more. During 2004, at the age of 65, she still played 10 tournaments making her the oldest player to make the cut on the LPGA tour.
JoAnne Carner was married to Don Carner. The couple tied their wedding in 1963 and were together until his death in 1999 at the age of 85. JoAnne Carner’s husband Don Carner also served as her coach and business manager. The couple was married for 36 years and known for driving tournament to tournament and staying in an Airstream trailer.
JoAnne Carner was married to Don Carner. Picture source: Golfweek.
JoAnne Carner has received a number of awards and achievements throughout her career. In 1981, she received the Bob Jones Awards which is the highest honor given by the US Golf Association. She is also the member of World Golf Hall of Fame.
JoAnne Carner has received many awards and achievements throughout her career. Picture source: Vimeo.
Alongside that, JoAnne also won LPGA Rookie of the Year, the GWAA female Player of the Year, LPGA William Powell Awards.